Please register for the symposium here Schedule: 9.00-10.00 Fay Hield 'Stepping Stone theory: Increasing and Diversifying Participation in English Folk Singing' Maurice Mullen 'Is there a place for the amateur player in Irish traditional music today?' 10-10.15 Break 10.15-11.15 Jessica Cawley 'Examining the impact of Music Generation on traditional music education in Ireland' Jo Miller 'Extending … Continue reading Online Symposium: Access and Participation in the Anglo-Irish World, 18th November 2021
Image Credit: Music Lesson (1975) by Ion Chibzii, wikimedia commons share alike CC licence. This is a video archive of a live panel discussion on Music Education Futures in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland that took place at 1pm on Friday 18th June 2021. The panel were discussing the future for music education in … Continue reading Music Education Futures in the Highlands and Islands, (video archive)
Date: Thursday 18th November 2021 (Online Symposium) We call for papers, presentations and panels for an online symposium on access and participation in traditional music of the Anglo-Irish world. The symposium will focus on routes into traditional and folk musics, and empirical understandings of how socio-economic and other contextual factors affect the access to, and … Continue reading Call for Papers: Access and participation in traditional music in the Anglo-Irish world
Postgraduate Funding Opportunities at Newcastle University The International Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University is delighted to announce a number of funding opportunities for Postgraduate Study. We are offering two Florence Hilda Yates Music Scholarships covering 100% of Home tuition fees for the MMus, MLitt or MPhil degree programmes. One of these awards is … Continue reading Postgraduate Scholarships available Newcastle University apply now
As part of the Music in the Creative Economy project, I held a public panel discussion on the future for music festivals in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland as we emerge from lockdown. Three leaders from the biggest events on the music festival calendar discussed how they are planning for their festivals this year … Continue reading Music Festival Futures in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, (video archive).
The point of this page is to set out just a few of the key threshold concepts in the sociology and anthropology of music with the aim of trying to better explain what and why we do. A threshold concept is that which could not be expected to be part of the vernacular or everyday … Continue reading Threshold Concepts in the Sociology of Music
I'm going to be doing a research seminar online for Dublin City University next Tuesday the 6th of April entitled ' Music in the Rural Creative Economy of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland'. This will be the first discussion of some of the fieldwork I've been doing online in the past few months in … Continue reading Dublin City Research Seminar Tuesday 6th April
Image Credit: John Grubbs, Wikimedia Commons As part of the AHRC Music in the Rural Creative Economy Fellowship, we held a live public panel discussion about unlocking live events in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, with three leading figures in the Scottish arts scene. The video archive of the debate is available here now: … Continue reading Public Panel: Unlocking Live Events in the Highlands and Islands, (Video Archive).
The Newcastle University Performance Research Network is looking for short creative responses to the idea of ‘liveness’ in performance. This call is open to anyone in the world, within or outside of the University. The chosen responses will be hosted on a permanent online exhibition. Responses can be in any artistic form, but must be submitted as … Continue reading Open Call: Creative Responses to “Liveness”
BFE Fieldwork Grants The British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 Fieldwork Grants scheme. Purpose of the Grants The BFE Fieldwork Grants are intended to support doctoral candidates conducting ethnomusicological field research in the UK and abroad through making a contribution towards the costs of travel and subsistence. … Continue reading BFE Fieldwork Grants 2021